It is becoming pretty clear, and many have stated that, manual transmission take up rate is pretty poor for mid to large cars. There have been massive advances in automatics and the fuel economy margin is also shrinking so besides actually being involved in the action of changing gears and operating the clutch (which is the bit I enjoy), there is precious little reason to keep them. Much as it pains me to say, in perhaps 5 to 10 years a three pedal stick shift may be a thing of the past. Does GM have a DSG anywhere in its empire? Is there one in development? Do you want one?
Personally I don't. I like to play, but GM needs to get serious. and no, a tap shift isn't the same.